Walking into a toy shop is a great experience for us all – no matter how old we are! Plenty of adults like to regress and check out the toys that are available, especially if they are timeless in nature. On some occasions there could be the potential to try out some toys that are on display as well.
The one thing no one would expect would be to have an accident in a toy shop. In reality this is quite a rarity. The people who run the shop should have a good idea about health and safety laws. They should make sure every aspect of the shop is safe and there are no issues with the area that could present a hazard of some kind.
Examples of an accident in a toy shop
Every toy shop will receive stock on a regular basis. If this stock is left piled up on the floor it could present a tripping hazard, as well as looking untidy. If you tripped over it because it was partly blocking an aisle, this could be down to negligence on the part of the people running the shop.
Displays must also be checked so they are perfectly safe at all times. If racking or shelving is unsteady or not installed properly, or even piled up with too much stock, this could be a real problem. If someone leaned on it or even walked past and accidentally knocked the corner, it could send the whole thing collapsing to the floor. If this happened to you, you might end up hurting your foot or suffering some other kind of injury.
How could you find out whether someone else was at fault?
If your accident in a toy shop occurred because of negligence someone else was guilty of, you could have a strong case to make for compensation to be paid for you. The amount you might receive could depend on the exact circumstances of your accident and how they occurred. This is why it is essential to gather as many facts as you can.
Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in this situation. If you call us on 0800 689 0500 you can speak with an advisor who can determine whether you have a good chance to make a no win, no fee* compensation claim as a result of your injuries.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident in a shop